Urban Connections is excited to announce the
Ninth Annual
Urban Connections Cupcake 5k – Family Walk/Run
Date: October 5, 2024
Address: Scioto-Audubon Park, 400 W. Whittier St, 43215
In-Person: For those Joining us at Scioto-Audubon Park on October 5
Virtual: for those who want to do their own walk/run, on their own time, at their own location but still support UC! Virtual participants don’t get a cupcake, but they can get a t-shirt if signing up before July 25. 

 In-Person and Virtual Registrations will open by August 1. 

Overview
The Cupcake 5k is a fun, family run that supports the work of Urban Connections on the Near East Side of Columbus. Held at Scioto Audubon Metro Park in the beautiful scenery, this fun run includes part of the Scioto Greenway Trail, and views of downtown. This is not a timed run, though we will have a clock at the finish line. Most of the trail is paved, with a short distance on compacted gravel. Families and groups are welcome. Enjoy a beautiful setting, support a good cause, and walk away with a delicious cupcake! Participants will have the opportunity to earn an extra cupcake by doing part of the park’s obstacle course on their run, too! 

Registration
Register & Pay online: $40/adult;  $15/youth (12 & under)

Packet Pickup
1. Friday, October 4th, by appointment only at the Urban Connections House. Call or email Cathy at cathy@urban-connections.org or 614-378-4403 to set up early swag pickup. 
2. Saturday, October 5th at Scioto Audubon Park:  8-8:30am – get your bib and swag pre-race, and your cupcake after you cross the finish line!

T-Shirts
T-shirts will be given to those who register before Sept 15, 2024 and submit a size for their shirt. At checkout you may also donate an additional $10 to help us by covering the cost of your shirt. If you are registering after 9/15/2024, you will not receive a Cupcake 5k t-shirt. 

Virtual Run Details:

We will be offering a Virtual 5k for anyone interested! Virtual runners can run, walk, or dance their 5k whenever & wherever they like. We’d love for you to send us some pictures of your 5k, enjoying your cupcake, or wearing your t-shirt so we can add them to our albums and social media posts. You can pick up your swag and cupcake by appointment with Cathy at cathy@urban-connections.org or 614-378-4403. If you prefer to have your t-shirt mailed to you, after registering with the button above, you can email cathy@urban-connections.org with your mailing address. Sorry, we aren’t mailing cupcakes! 

In-Person Details:

Event Schedule:
8 – 8:30am: Packet Pickup & Pre-Race Registration
8:40 – 9am: Warm up and start moving to the starting line
9 – 10:15am: Have fun and Run, Walk, or Dance your 5k! 
10:15 – 10:30am: Congratulations & Awards
In-Person Route: This 5k follows trails at Scioto-Audubon Park, mostly paved, with a small loop of compacted gravel around the obstacle course. There will be 1 water station, with small bottles of water, in a location that you pass twice.
Parking: Follow signs to the Climbing Wall, where three parking lots are available near the rock climbing wall and water tower.

Contact Info:
Cathy Alexander
614-378-4403
cathy@urban-connections.org

Map of Event Location